"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Monday, March 29, 2010

Three Blocks Made

I listened to Dead Center by David Rosenfelt and stitched the three blocks for thr table runner I'm making. I liked the book, and I'm happy with the blocks. What I'm not sure about is using the greenish blue to surround the blocks, or go with something else. So, tomorrow I'll play with it a bit and finish it hopefully.

Our weather has been so New Englandish lately. Today was very windy and wet, tomorrow should be more of the same, and then it is supposed to warm up drastically, with Sunday reaching 80 degrees. The Easter Bunny will love that. God Bless!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Good Egg Picked My Name

I won something pretty today. Pat, the Good Egg referenced above, from A Little of This and a Little of Pat, notified me that I won her giveaway. It is four fat quarters of spring themed fabric, and I love it. I'll post when I receive it, or you can see it now by clicking on the title of this post. It will bring you to Pat's blog. While you're there, scroll down till you see the tulip block. I spied that pattern while doing the bunny hop and made a note to go back. I'm happy I won.

This is what I worked on today. I'm following a pattern from a Fons and Porter book, Basic Guide to Rotary Cut Quilts. It's going to be a table runner. The pieces aren't sewn together, but I have everything cut. Tomorrow I'll sew, and I'm looking forward to it. Sometimes I just want to be at my sewing machine. I am listening to the eighth book in the Stephanie Plum series, and I'm beginning to notice that I get alot of crafting done while these books are on. Thankfully, Janet Evanovich is a prolific writer, and I love her books. God Bless you and have a sweet week. It's Holy Week.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bunny Hop

I love to discover new blogs that cater to my interests, and since yesterday I have discovered a whole bunch of them. I learned of the Bunny Hop giveaway on A Legacy of Stitches,and since yesterday I have been visiting each participating blog, leaving a comment to be entered into their giveaway, and subscribing to their posts because they were all appealing, interesting and written by talented people. If you click on this post's title, you will visit one of the blogs, Poems My Way, and see her beautiful Easter Basket giveaway. I would love to win it. If you join in the Bunny Hop, you may just discover a new blog you want to follow too.

I'm sharing a picture of my work as I follow Sylvia's sal. She posts a new pattern on the first of each month, so I'm anticipating the new one. Her patterns are cheerful and charming, plus they don't take an awfully long time to finish. God Bless You and have a sweet day.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

More Patchwork

I made the patchwork table cover, and I learned something. I purposely left out the dark color fabric because I thought the lighter and medium colors would blend better and be more spring-like. But I can see in the table runner I previously made where the dark color works to highlight the other colors and gives a certain definition to the patchwork. Working with colors in quilting really takes a practised eye. Even though I've been choosing fabric for sewing projects since I was in seventh grade, and I mix and match my wardrobe, the mixing of quilt fabrics is still a bit of a challenge. In fact, the about.com quilt site has a section for ugly quilts where people can send in pictures of quilts they made that just didn't work. I didn't quilt the table cover yet, but I'll get to it. I like the result, but I know it would have looked even better if I had included the dark patches.

I now have contact lenses that come out every day, and I can see near better, but now my distance sight is off, so next week I'll tell the doctor about that and see what she can do. I got used to seeing myself without glasses for a week, and now I don't want to go back to glasses full time. Vanity, I guess.
Moxie was playing Serengeti Plain in the yard yesterday, creeping up on the birds. And today there were flying insects about which she chased, along with any leaves that flew by. I don't know if this is the earliest I've ever seen bees and flies about, but it is only mid-March and they are out.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Little Bit of Spring

Yesterday I made a patchwork runner. I did not quilt it, buy I might someday. I am going to make a square cover to coordinate, again, someday.

I listened to the fifth book in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. It's a sometimes raunchy series, but I love the characters and it's so funny.
I'm trying out extended wear contact lenses, but unfortunately I can't see as well with them as I do with either my glasses or no glasses. I cannot see the crosses in my aida cloth, so I haven't been able to cross stitch. But I took a picture of Mary Poppins so I could see and show the progress I'm was making before the contacts. On Wednesday, I think I'll be back with glasses.
And I finally finished another baby blanket.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Moxie and I sat outside this morning because the sunny weather was irresistible. You have to look for the green, but it's there.
I worked on the Mary Poppins pattern. My goal is to finish it this month. But it is slow going.

I'm listening to Bubbles in Trouble by Sarah Strohmeyer.
Moxie loves the warm macadam. Can't blame her.

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Soft, Warm Body That Purred Like an Engine

That describes my cat, Puff. She's purring for the angels now. Moxie is confused, and I'm feeling the quietness in the house. I'm afraid I might go out and adopt a bunch of cats and dogs to fill the hole.

I didn't get the job I was angling for. Oh well. I have to say Life's Lemonade is getting boring, and I want something different, like a Life Hot Fudge Sundae...with a whole bunch of cherries on top!

This is the sal I'm doing from a blog originating in Germany. The blog name is Sylvia's, and she has some very pretty cross stitch patterns that attracted me. This sal's theme is hearts, so every month the pattern will have a heart somewhere. March has a four leaf clover with a heart petal.